Glasgow May Day March and Rally

684 11.00am Sun 3 May 2015

Thousands of trade unionists and supporters will march through Glasgow to celebrate the international workers day. This year theme is on young people as they face the brunt of unjust austerity.

About this event

Thousands of trade unionists and supporters will march through Glasgow to celebrate the international workers day. Organised by Glasgow Trades Union Council this celebration looks to reach out to all those striving for justice peace and equality in our city. This year theme is on young people as they face the brunt of unjust austerity enduring insecure low paid employment, zero hour contracts and cuts to educational services. That is why it is our young people who will proudly lead May Day parade demonstrating that the trade union movement is a forward looking movement proud of our past while focusing on the struggle for a fair and equal future. At Glasgow O2 Academy on Bridge St there will be a range of speakers, stalls and a friendly welcoming environment where we can talk about our experiences of the past year and our hopes for the coming one. May Day is also a wider cultural celebration and will feature a diverse range of social and cultural events leading up to the May Day parade. Speakers include a live video link with the USA's Fast Food Forward movement, Gordon Maloney NUS President speaking on the need for a Living Rent and representatives of the Glasgow Girls.

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